Tag Archives: Tasmanian endemic

Ozothamnus antennaria

Ozothamnus antennaria Asteraceae Sticky everlasting Tasmanian endemic Usual habitat/distribution: Common and widespread on rocky hillsides. 100-1000m. Status: Not listed Flowering: November – January Description: Medium sized shrub, about 1-2m and 1-2m across. Leaves are green on top and pubescent white underneath. Recurved margins, prominent mid vein. Flowers are terminal clusters or white/offwhite daisy like flowers

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Richea dracophylla

Richea dracophylla Ericaceae Pineapple candleheath Tasmanian endemic Usual habitat/distribution: Rainforest, wet forest, montane and sub-alpine in the South East. Status: Not listed Flowering: August – November Description: Up to 5m tall, woody, multibranched heath. Flowers in terminal spikes that look like little grains of rice individually, the inflorescence is about 25cm long, so they are

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Cyathodes glauca

Cyathodes glauca Cheeseberry Tasmanian endemic Usual habitat/distribution: Common in wet sclerophyll and can be found up to 1100m in sub montane type area. Status: Not listed Flowering: December – January, yet fruit can persist almost all year around. Description: Leggy shrub up to 3m high. Leaves grow on false whorls in intervals along the stem.

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Gaultheria hispida

Gaultheria hispida Copperleaf Snowberry Tasmanian endemic Usual habitat/distribution: Common to wet sclerophyll and up to sub montane areas. Status: Not listed Flowering: November – December Description: Erect shrub 1-2 m tall. Branches and midribs of leaves covered with sparse coarse brown hairs. Stems are quite red. Leaves are alternate, elliptical,  slightly toothed, shiny with depressed

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Pimelea nivea

Pimelea nivea Bushmans Bootlace Tasmanian endemic Usual habitat/distribution: Common and widespread on rocky hillsides from sea level to montane. Status: Not listed Flowering: October – December Description: Medium sized shrub up to about 2m. Branches are quite tall and erect with flowers clustered at the end. Leaves opposite and decussate. Branches are distinctively hairy along with

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Pterostylis scabrida

Pterostylis scabrida Rough Greenhood Tasmanian endemic Flowering: Late spring, early summer Usual habitat/distribution: Lowland to highland areas. Status: Not listed Description: Solitary, slightly nodding green and white flower. Medium sized. Labellum has a brown tinge/stripe through the centre. Scape is rough, hence the name ‘Rough Greenhood’. 3-5 bright green rosette of leaves at the base as well

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Epacris marginata

Epacris marginata Endemic to Tasmania Flowering: Spring/summer. Usual habitat/distribution: Uncommon shrub localised to a few spots along the East coast around the Tasman Peninsula and Orford. Status: Threatened/vulnerable? Description: This is one of those endemics which aren’t just endemic to Tasmania, but are super endemic to very localised spots around the East Coast, and have

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Chiloglottis grammata

Chiloglottis grammata Endemic to Tasmania Small bird orchid Flowering: Spring to summer. Usual habitat/distribution: Rainforest and wetter areas up to 1200m asl. Not on the West Coast though Status: Not listed Description: Scape 10-40mm tall. 2 broadly elliptical dark green leaves 50-80mm. Single Flowers, 30mm. Greenish purple to dark purple brown with broad wide spreading narrow petals. Ovate

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